Report: Agoura Hills Crime Drops 7% in a Year

Though a recent report indicates an overall drop in criminal activity over the past 12 months, forcible rape and grand theft auto are up.

Criminal activity has dropped overall by 7.38 percent during the past year in Agoura Hills, according to a new report published by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Between 2011 and 2012, 251 incidents ranging from burglary to larceny and other "part one" crimes, which encompass thefts and violent crimes, were reported to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station.

There were 271 reported incidents the year before, according to the report.

In the last 12 months, larceny and burglary were the most frequently reported crimes, the findings read.

In Agoura, forcible rape and grand theft auto rose a whopping 100 and 33.39 percent, respectively.

In other part one crimes, two cases of arson and 10 cases of aggravated assault were also reported during the past year in Agoura Hills, according to the report.

No murders took place in the community, the report said.

Neighboring Westlake Village's saw a 349.59 percent increase in grand theft auto.

Agoura Hills is patrolled by Malibu/Lost Hills sheriff's deputies. Other cities include Malibu, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village and parts of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Crime rates dropped in all patrolled communities except for Westlake Village, which had a 9.92 percent increase, the Sheriff's Department reported.

Overall, the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station saw an 8.5 percent decrease in crime, according to the report.

Deb Beale January 10, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Are there stats on ages of victims and offenders? This info providing percentages, while accurate and helpful, doesn't reflect the actual numbers and breakdown per type and incident. Where does one get this more detailed info? Thanks
Susan Pascal January 10, 2013 at 07:39 PM
The info we received from LASD is only broken down to the actual crimes and percentages. It does not give specifics. To get further breakdowns of the crimes, we offer a link to the actual report within the story.
John January 11, 2013 at 12:54 AM
I am curious to know which burglaries from cars involved an actual break in and how many were cars left "unlocked".
Susan Pascal January 11, 2013 at 12:59 AM
Unfortunately, John, the report isn't that specific.
John January 11, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Yes I know :)


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